|Recycled Lighting Fixture by: Phasesafrica.com|
Monday, 23 March 2015
Available at PHASESAFRICA.COM
We are proud to represent the work of this amazing artist from Southern Africa. He creates these one-of-a-kind light fixtures; by collecting naturally tumbled pieces of glass, shells and found objects from our beaches. There is no limit to size, shape, structure and texture. The magic of crystals twinkle amongst recycled objects. Many of the installations are done on a commission basis - often internationally.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Friday, 13 March 2015
Miska | Seychelles
This exclusive resort, spa and group of private residences, is situated on a dramatic peninsula on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles. The reception and leisure facilities form an amphitheatre overlooking the sea edge. The restaurant building is inspired by the huge granite boulders strewn along the site.
First Crescent | Camps Bay
A minimalist home commanding a 270 degree view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. All living spaces have a great connection to the covered or uncovered terraces.
The living spaces are highly transparent to take full advantage of the views. The architecture is notable for its use of cantilevers, linear arrangement and limited palette of materials.
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When I lived abroad and felt homesick I longed for Africa’s soul; the bush (were we go on safari) represents that part of South Africa's essence to me, whiles Cape Town is its heart.
"If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?"
From OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen (1885-1962)
|safari in Africa|
Back in 1953, when Marilyn Monroe sang "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" in the movie "Gentlemen Prefers Blonds", woman did not have the "love affair" with handbags they have today. Now don't get me wrong girls I understand our passion for those shine stones, after all, I am a South African woman and diamond mining is a big part of our economy. However, I'd venture to say that handbags (purses as they are called in America) have become our "new best friend".
So today we are going to view some mighty fine handbags made in South Africa by one of our top producers. And oh, yes they have other fine products as well. I’ll post a link to their website at the end of my post so you can feast your eyes on the rest of the collection.
These products are made from only the finest leathers, originating from the very best tanneries. Each product is produced according to precise specifications and time honored methods.
Style: Mod Shop
Crafted from Nile Crocodile belly skin (also available in Ostrich Skin) Features natural handle fittings allowing the natural texture and definitions of the leather speak for itself. The bag is sealed with a zip across the top and like all Via La Moda creations features luxurious leather lining on the inside. An exterior zip at the back gives access to frequently used items.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Monday, 23 February 2015
South African safari lodges and hotels designed exclusively with African made furniture, lighting, art and decor, consistently rates amongst the world’s top hundred hotels, in the most prestigious of publications year after year. Phases Africa, source products directly from the artisans responsible for the interiors of these luxurious resorts and lodges.
|zebra skin chair with glass frame © phasesafrica.com|
During my extended stay in Florence, Italy, in 2000 and 2001, I became a Medici “groupie” while studying the Italian Renaissance. At the time, little did I know that one day I would find myself standing at the door of such a movement in my country of birth, South Africa. Upon my return to the U.S. in August of that same year, a friend of mine in Los Angeles with a highly successful home furnishing store asked if I would consider going to South Africa to explore the prospects of finding a new look for her store.
|sculptured wood figures - Tribal -XHOSA-Natural wood CLOSE-UP approx 30" tall (750mm) available at http://phasesafrica.com|